As digital platforms evolve and applications become more intelligent and dynamic, the pressures on organizations to secure their technology infrastructure increase. Former preventative measures for protecting data and guarding against cyberattacks, such as firewalls and ring fencing, are now inadequate because they are not dynamic enough to cover cloud and software-defined networks. The ransomware attacks in the daily headlines are sobering proof that nefarious actors can outwit outdated security measures and cause profound and lasting damage.
In order to maintain an agile security offense and defense, and reduce blast radius, organizations must adopt a zero-trust approach. Zero trust is the premise that an enterprise should not assume any default confidentiality, privacy or integrity of their digital environment but instead rely on strict, identity-centric transactional protocols and controls.